Service Overview

Waterjet Cutting Service

Waterjets quickly cut metal and plastic parts from sheet materials using a high-pressure stream of water and abrasive.

eMachineShop offers a cost-effective waterjet cutting solution whether you need a single part, batch of prototypes, or a production order.

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Advantages

  • Tight tolerances achievable
  • Secondary finishing not required
  • Does not cause heat distortion
  • Fast turns are possible

Design Considerations

  • Round inside corners with a 0.030″ or larger radius
  • Avoid tightly toleranced features in thick materials
  • Avoid designing flimsy shapes

What is a 2D Part?

2D parts are significantly more cost-effective to manufacture than 3D parts, so understanding what makes them different is essential.

A basic example of a 2D part is a washer, which is a disc with a hole cut through it. A washer is considered 2D because it has no features on its sides and is modeled using two or fewer thicknesses.

eMachineShop Made Sheet Parts


small business sign made on a waterjet

back aluminum sheet part made on a waterjet

grey aluminum sheet part with holes made on a waterjet

custom brass speaker grill made on a waterjet

black anodized telescope parts made on a waterjet

complex aluminum part made on a waterjet

brass parts with holes made on a waterjet

aluminum box component with many holes made on a waterjet

grey sheet metal part made on a waterjet

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Preparing CAD Models for CNC Machining

CNC machining offers many advantages compared to other processes including precision and quick turns. CNC machining is among the most demanded services due to its accuracy and efficiency. CAD (Computer Aided Design) enables realistic computer models of parts to be built and assembled using CNC machining, beginning with sketching a design model on CADsoftware. The completed design is then converted into other file formats where it is then imported into CAM/CNC software and converted into G-code, the programming language that directs the CNC machines.

Waterjet Materials and Types of Waterjets

CNC machine shops offer waterjet cutting services, which are eco-friendly and offer many benefits including high precision, small cutting kerf width and minimal human errors since CNC machines are computer controlled. Waterjets are also capable of cutting complex 3D shapes.

The two main types of waterjets used in machine shops are pure and abrasive. Pure waterjet cutters cut materials using a highly pressurized jet of water. Pure waterjet cutters are used on materials that are not metallic such as rubber, plastic materials and foam. Waterjets that use an abrasive combine an abrasive with a stream of pressurized water. Garnet is a commonly used abrasive, which results in high accuracy, fast processing, and precision. These cutters can be applied to virtually any material including ceramics, stone, glass, plastic, and metals. Waterjet cutting is commonly used for applications including waterjet metal cutting, waterjet cutting steel, waterjet cutting stainless steel, and waterjet cutting aluminum.

Waterjet machine

Custom Waterjet Cutting Benefits

Waterjet cutting

Waterjet cutting is known for having many benefits, including high accuracy and quality. Waterjet cutters are cold cutting machines, which means no heat-affected zones are created during the process.

It is a cost-effective process since several layers of materials can be stacked and cut at once. No post-processing is required, resulting in minimal waste. Finally, waterjet cutting is sustainable since it does not emit any toxic fumes or create greenhouse gasses. Waterjet cutting services are the ideal solution for unusual and thick materials requiring quality edges. CAD files can easily be uploaded online for an instant quote.

What our customers say

Thomas Howlett
Thomas Howlett
May 12, 2022.
I haven't had anything made by them, but I've used their software to design some prototypes and get quotes. Maybe soon.
Brian Spellman
Brian Spellman
May 12, 2022.
Got the part made as exactly I wanted it for my RV converted bus project.
Richard Raney
Richard Raney
April 29, 2022.
very efficient quoting and reasonable price, but slow delivery. Products are excellent.
LJ
LJ
November 9, 2021.
Fair, fast quote. Materials were manufactured quickly and shipped about a week ahead of schedule. Thank you!
Maite Azcorra
Maite Azcorra
November 5, 2021.
Perfect execution, perfect service, perfect timeliness. What else can you ask from a custom machining service. Thanks!
Bill Clancy
Bill Clancy
October 28, 2021.
Perfect. Aluminum was cut exactly as specified in my diagram and fit perfectly.
Mike Wolff (The Wulfff)
Mike Wolff (The Wulfff)
October 18, 2021.
Needed gripper fingers for robot arm; Good final product, great price, accurate to print, fits on the robot, alignment not 100% but within tolerance. Week or so delay from initial due date, as was expected due to complexity of the shape. Overall would have liked notification of delay, need to keep checking back otherwise you aren't notified until it ships, but would use the service again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I’m a complete beginner to CAD software and have no knowledge about machining?

A: No problem! Our software was developed to be powerful enough for professionals but accessible for novices. Our built-in machinist will help keep you on track by providing error messages if you design a feature that cannot be machined.

Q: What if I’m a complete beginner to CAD software and have no knowledge about machining?

A: No problem! Our software was developed to be powerful enough for professionals but accessible for novices. Our built-in machinist will help keep you on track by providing error messages if you design a feature that cannot be machined.

Q: What if I’m a complete beginner to CAD software and have no knowledge about machining?

A: No problem! Our software was developed to be powerful enough for professionals but accessible for novices. Our built-in machinist will help keep you on track by providing error messages if you design a feature that cannot be machined.

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